Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gluten Free in Portland, Oregon

We spent Labor Day weekend in Portland, Oregon, one of the best cities in the United States for gluten free dining.  After our plane landed and we rented a car on Friday, we had dinner at Bang Bang Cocktails + Curry, a 100% gluten, dairy, and peanut free restaurant.


My husband and I both agree that the best thing we ate in Portland were the drunken wings with sweet soy, fried garlic, and fried shallots from Bang Bang.  We started with two order of wings, but ended up ordering a third before we left.  They were crispy, a little bit sweet, and overall, some of the best wings I have ever had.  If we lived in Portland, I could see us dining at Bang Bang several times a month because of the drunken wings.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Disney Magic - Lunch & Dinner

In July, we took a 12-night British Isles cruise on the Disney Magic, our 8th cruise with Disney Cruise Line.  You can find all my previous Disney Cruise Line reviews on the Disney page of my blog.


We spent 5 nights in London before taking a train to Dover to board the Disney Magic.  You can read all my dining reviews from London here.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Gluten Free in London - Lunch & Dinner

Before our British Isles cruise on the Disney Magic, we spent five nights in London at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.  My breakfast reviews are in a separate post which you can read here.


After we checked in to our hotel, we walked over to Selfridges Food Hall to have dinner.  Beyond Bread, a 100% gluten free bakery with several locations in London, recently replaced the Coori stall in Selfridges.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gluten Free in London - Breakfast

Before our British Isles cruise on the Disney Magic, we spent five nights in London at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.  We loved the location, but the room was small, and we had periodic issues with our air conditioner, which was no fun, because it was over 80 degrees the whole time we were in London.


The morning after we arrived, we woke up pretty late and walked over to Selfridges Food Hall to have breakfast.  Beyond Bread, a 100% gluten free bakery with several locations in London, recently replaced the Coori stall in Selfridges.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tupiniquim Brasil Crepes - Edinburgh

During our British Isles cruise on the Disney Magic, we took a shore excursion to Edinburgh.  After we visited Holyrood Palace, we had some free time to have lunch.  I did a lot of research about dining gluten free in the cities we were visiting on our cruise, so I knew exactly where I wanted to have lunch in Edinburgh.


We did not have a hard time finding Tupiniquim Brasil Crepes, because we chose "Directions" in the Find Me Gluten Free app, which takes you into your Maps app.  Thankfully, it was only short walk from where our tour bus had dropped us off in Edinburgh.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Palo Brunch & Dinner - Disney Magic

We recently returned home from a 12 night British Isles cruise on the Disney Magic.  This was our eighth cruise with Disney Cruise Line and our second on the Disney Magic.  I always have my travel agent note my gluten "allergy" on our reservation so that our serving team is alerted ahead of time.  You can find all my previous Disney Cruise Line reviews on the Disney page of my blog here.


When our booking window opened, I made reservations for brunch and dinner at Palo, an adults-only restaurant serving northern Italian-inspired cuisine.  The charge for both brunch and dinner is $30 per person, but it is well worth it.  Brunch at Palo is only offered on sea days, so be sure to make a reservation as soon as your booking window opens, but we had no problem getting reservations for dinner, and could have dined at Palo multiple nights, but our daughters were not happy about us having dinner without them more than once.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Disney Magic - Breakfast

We recently returned home from a 12 night British Isles cruise on the Disney Magic.  This was our eighth cruise with Disney Cruise Line and our second on the Disney Magic.  I always have my travel agent note my gluten "allergy" on our reservation so that our serving team is alerted ahead of time.  You can find all my previous Disney Cruise Line reviews on the Disney page of my blog here.


I pre-ordered all of my breakfasts with our head server Aziz the night before at dinner.  When we had shore excursions in the morning, we ate at Cabanas, and my breakfasts were delivered there at a set time, but on our three days at sea, we had more leisurely breakfasts at Animator's Palate, Carioca's, or Lumiere's.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gluten Free in Chicago

Last weekend, we stayed two nights at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.  We loved the location, and would stay there again, even though we had some issues with our room the first night.  Somehow, we were assigned to a room with one king and no sofa bed for four people, and we discovered this when we arrived at 11:00 at night.  We ended up receiving a discount on our stay, and spent the night in a beautiful club level room with incredible views the second night.  My daughters have decided we need to get club level rooms from now on....yikes!


I spent some time researching gluten free options in Chicago on other blogs, and asked my blog readers for advice.  One place that was consistently recommended was Do-Rite Donuts, which has several locations in Chicago.  I pre-ordered my donuts online a couple of days ahead of time, and my husband walked to their Randolph Street location to pick them up when we woke up.